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Valerate N Cream


Overview

Introduction of Betamethasone

Valerate N Cream is a combination medicine that is used to treat various types of skin infections. It minimizes symptoms of inflammation such as redness, swelling, and itching. It also has an antimicrobial action against the infection-causing microorganisms.

Valerate N Cream is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Do not apply it on an open wound and avoid getting it into your eyes or mouth. In case of accidental contact, rinse it with plenty of water. Use it regularly to get the most benefit of the medicine.

Using $may cause few side effects like burning sensation and skin irritation. These are temporary and in most cases resolve with time. If the irritation persists or worsens, inform your doctor.

Introduction of Neomycin

Valerate N Cream is a combination medicine that is used to treat various types of skin infections. It minimizes symptoms of inflammation such as redness, swelling, and itching. It also has an antimicrobial action against the infection-causing microorganisms.

Valerate N Cream is meant for external use only. It should be applied only to the affected area of the skin as per the dosage and schedule prescribed by your doctor. In order to get the most benefit, apply it regularly and preferably at a fixed time each day. Do not use larger amounts or apply it more often or for a longer duration than directed. This will only increase the risk of side effects.

Avoid any contact with your eyes, nose or mouth. Rinse off any accidentally exposed area with water. Before using it, inform your doctor if you have any previous history of allergy to it or any other medicine. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using it. Local side effects like minor burning, stinging or irritation may be seen after the application of this medicine. These side effects are temporary and resolve quickly. Consult your doctor if these persist or if your condition does not improve.

Uses of Betamethasone

  • Allergic conditions

Uses of Neomycin

  • Bacterial infections

Side effects of Betamethasone

Common
  • Thinning of skin
  • Increased risk of infection
  • Weight gain
  • Mood changes
  • Behavioural changes

Side effects of Neomycin

Common
  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Increased risk of infection
    If you have a low level of white blood cells, you are more likely to get infections. There are several ways to reduce your chances of catching or spreading an infection. Avoid unnecessary exposure to germs when you can. Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap or use a sanitiser. Avoid crowds and avoid contact with people who are ill or have infections. Use disposable tissues for coughs and sneezes. Consider using an appropriate face mask. Do not share personal items like cutlery, glasses, towels or toothbrushes with others. Get enough rest and eat a well balanced healthy diet.
  • Coping with Weight gain
    Try to eat a healthy balanced diet without increasing your portion sizes. Avoid processed meat or poultry and seafood. Eat small, frequent meals and eat slowly. Do not snack on foods that contain a lot of calories such as crisps, cakes, biscuits and sweets. If you feel hungry between meals, eat fruits and vegetables which have low calories. Avoid reaching for a sugary drink if you feel stressed. Fasting once a week can be an effective way to lose weight. Make sure you get enough sleep. With proper diet and lifestyle changes, you might not gain any weight or may gain only a small amount. Even then if it bothers you, ask your doctor if there are any alternative medicines that do not have this side effect.
  • Coping with Mood changes and Behavioural changes
    If you feel this medicine is causing mood or behavior changes, speak to your doctor as you may need a change of medicine. There are also some things you can do yourself. Eat well, do relaxation or deep breathing exercises and practice regular exercise that you enjoy, such as walking, swimming or yoga. Try to avoid caffeine, alcohol and sugar as these can all cause mood swings or make them worse. A good night’s sleep can also help. It often helps to talk to a friend or family member even if you find this difficult. If it bothers you, consult with your doctor.

How Betamethasone works

Valerate N Cream is a steroid which works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) and allergies.

How Neomycin works

Valerate N Cream is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Valerate N Cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Valerate N Cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
The baby's skin should not come into direct contact with the treated area of skin. Water-miscible cream/gel is preferred as ointments may expose the baby to harmful effects of Valerate N Cream via licking.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Valerate N Cream
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Quick Tips

Betamethasone

  • Betamethasone can be taken with or without food, but try to have it at same time every day.
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Betamethasone can make it harder for you to fight off infections. Notify your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as a fever or sore throat.
  • Side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems can happen when you start taking Betamethasone. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Betamethasone suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

Neomycin

  • You have been prescribed Neomycin for the treatment of bacterial skin infections.
  • It should be applied to the affected areas as a thin film, two or three times daily, or as advised by your doctor.
  • Don't use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor. Inform your doctor if your skin problem hasn't improved after seven days of treatment.
  • Don't apply it to broken skin and avoid getting it in your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Don't cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor, as this may increase the risk of side effects. 
  • It may cause temporary burning, itching or a redness at application site. This is usually mild. Consult your doctor if you experience a more severe reaction.

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Betamethasone

Q. Is Betamethasone a steroid?

Yes, Betamethasone belongs to a group of medicines called steroids also known as corticosteroids. These corticosteroids occur naturally in the body and help to maintain health and well being. Boosting corticosteroids by using Betamethasone helps in treating various illnesses involving inflammation (redness, tenderness, heat and swelling) in the body. Many different conditions such as asthma, severe allergic reactions, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune diseases, etc can be improved by the use of Betamethasone, as they reduce inflammation in the body.

Q. Is Betamethasone safe to use?

Betamethasone is safe to use when used for an indication in a dose as advised by your doctor. You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to Betamethasone or any of the other ingredients of this medicine. Furthermore, you should not take Betamethasone if you have an infection and have not yet started medicine (e.g. antibiotics) to treat it.

Q. Does Betamethasone cause hair loss?

Betamethasone is not known to cause hair loss. Rather, it may cause an increase in body hair growth (especially in females) on long-term use. Talk to your doctor if you get excessive hair growth on your body while taking Betamethasone.

Q. Can I take Betamethasone with ibuprofen?

An increase in the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding may occur if non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) like ibuprofen are taken with corticosteroids. Talk to your doctor before taking Betamethasone with any NSAID.

Q. Does Betamethasone cause weight gain?

Betamethasone can cause weight gain especially when high doses taken for a long time or repeated short courses are taken. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain after taking Betamethasone.

Q. Is Betamethasone a hydrocortisone?

Betamethasone is not a hydrocortisone. These are two different drugs which belong to the same group of medicines called steroids (also known as corticosteroids).

Q. Is Betamethasone over the counter?

Betamethasone is not an over the counter (OTC) medicine. It is available only when prescribed by a doctor.
Neomycin

Q. Is Neomycin safe?

Neomycin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. How long does Neomycin takes to work?

Usually, Neomycin starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Neomycin?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Your doctor may increase the dose of Neomycin or switch you to an alternate option, which may work for you. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Neomycin if I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Neomycin and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.
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